Long Éireanach James Joyce commissioned in Dún Laoghaire

I was delighted to attend the naming and commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s latest Samuel Beckett class ship, the L.É. James Joyce, in Dún Laoghaire, this afternoon. It is very appropriate, given Joyce’s links to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, that the honour of commissioning the vessel should be given to Dún Laoghaire Harbour’s historic Carlisle Pier. The…